We provide one-to-one and group therapeutic yoga for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Bristol and surrounding areas.
We also provide adult yoga classes, with an inclusive and trauma informed approach.
Jazuela, our Yoga Teacher and Therapist, is passionate about well-being and education for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. To support this dedication, she has:
Trained as a Special Yoga Senior Practitioner
Certified as a Yoga teacher (200 hours Hatha/ Vinyasa)
Been working with children with SEND since 2014
Previous experience as a SENCo
A BSc Psychology
An MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis*
Thrive Practitioner Training
First Aid Training
Founded SENDsenses C.I.C
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Improved emotional regulation
Improved proprioceptive awareness
More regulated nervous system
Improved motor skills
Improved mental wellbeing
Increased strength and muscle tone
WHO IS YOGA FOR?
Yoga practice can be adapted for all needs and abilities. Yoga has something to give everyone. Whether it be breathing exercises, soothing sound, massage, mindfulness, asanas (postures) or even fun.
Yoga is great for schools, children's centres, families and individual's.
We offer yoga to children and adults. All ages, all abilities, all bodies.
WHAT WE OFFER
Yoga for children
Yoga for adults
Yoga for school staff
Yoga for people with SEND
Inclusive, trauma informed, therapeutic yoga
Working with schools
Working with day centres
Working with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and other professionals
Full and half day packages
Discounts for block bookings
1:1 sessions take a therapeutic and client led approach. We adapt the practice to the individual's needs in that moment. Whether it be calming, organising or energising that the child requires, we aim to find strategies and exercises that work for them. We encourage as much independence as possible, whilst providing the correct level of support for the individual.
Sessions incorporate asanas (postures), sound, mindfulness and massage.
We offer group yoga sessions for both adults and children.
Group sessions are a great way for children to have a shared experience and learn to feel calm and confident around other children. It may even encourage communication; providing a different way to interact.
Group sessions always start and finish with the same activity to maintain some structure for the children. However, throughout the class we will incorporate different asanas (postures), sound, mindfulness and massage. We adapt the session based on the individual needs of the group.
Group sessions are great for schools and children's centers.
Adult group sessions are often useful at community centers, places of work, rehabilitation/therapeutic centers.
Yoga is a great way to improve the mental and physical well being of your pupils and increase their readiness to learn.
Yoga can be used as:
part of a sensory diet
a PE lesson (using Pupil Premium or PPA Time)
for completion of related ASDAN Modules
promoting Mental Health
We are happy to work closely with OTs, PTs, Teachers and/or any other professionals within your setting. Together we can achieve the best outcome for these children.
We provide one-to-one and/or group sessions within schools. If there are multiple classes/ children that you would like us to work with, we offer full and half day packages.
We know that funding can often be difficult and therefore provide discounts for block bookings of weekly sessions for a term.
"The yoga session was very relaxing and engaging for young people with special needs. They were able to participate as it was delivered at the right level. The young people loved the sensory lights and music element of the session. We can't wait to participate in more sessions!"
PARENTS / CARERS
Yoga is a great extra curricula activity or alternative therapy for children. Yoga brings your child into their body, building self-esteem and awareness.
Whether it be calming, organising or energising that your child needs, yoga can provide methods to do so.
We provide one-to-one sessions in your home, at a hired community space or online. We take a therapeutic and child led approach and adapt the practice to your child's needs at the time.
We want to work with you to find strategies and exercises that work for your child.
We also offer family sessions for your household to practice together. This can be very beneficial for you to connect and relax as a family unit.
For pricing, please request a quote. We offer discount on block bookings and concession prices for low income families.